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New Acer Lap Top came with Linux - How to Install Win 7?

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    These are brand new waters for me... A whole different animal... An Evil I'm unfamiliar with... You get the picture, I put enough color in it I think

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    Select the top one and see what happens. Only thing that can mess up is your USB boot files.
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    If you get Linux going and want to install 7 someone else will have to help. Good luck!
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    Heeeey, my lap top has a mouse cursor, and a desktop, and sound, hooraay children, let's hear it for the children... oh man, when this is done Imma put me some south park to celebrate!

    Ok, guys, one thing, not to spit on linux, but i'm so busy with my transcription and my internet marketing efforts and education, that I cannot possibly sit and learn how to operate a different OS than the one I know, which is Windows 7. I hope you can understand.

    I mention this because I could just keep Linux Mint and start using it, and it would be the end of this educational step-by-step thread we got here. BUT, I need to have Windows 7, or even XP would be better, for that matter...

    So, what next?
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    You'll get Linux "Live" with option to install ... no harm will be done

    Edit: The main thing is that you have got to install stage which means you can do the same with Windows... that's a good start.
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    Here's the beauty queen

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    Ok, so what now guys?

    I want to wipe Linux off of my machine and install Windows 7...


    I imagine that without the USB plugged in I go back to a non-functioning lap top... But I don't have another large USB to install Windows on it and try to run both USB's at the same time, one to start up Linux Mint, and the other to begin the Windows Formatting of Driver and Installation...


    What I do have is a small 2GB USB which is empty. So what I could do is Install Linux Mint on that one (it will fit), and then install Windows 7 on the 8GB USB, then use the small one (Linux Mint) to start my lap top, and use the big one (Windows 7) to remove linux and install windows 7...

    Should I do that?


    I'm so way outta my waters here...
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  8. #58


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    Try the windows install...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
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    Brings a tear to my eye... and yes I'm a Mint-fanboy
    It actually looks beautiful.. If I wasn't so busy with my other jobs/hobbies/stuff, I may have even given a shot to this Linux thing... Now that I learned after 8 hours how to open it hahaha
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    You basically do the same thing you did to get Linux going. Create a bootable USB windows 7 or XP drive, assuming you have legit copies with valid keys. I don't know if the UEFI thing will come into play. I'm assuming there is no key burned to the chip since you got no OS with the computer.

    Once booted up you'll have to install the OS to the hard drive for a permanent fix. I don't know if you'll have to use some kind of partition software to remove the Linux that came with it. That is where others may help.
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